Erdogan on relations with Armenia


And finally: “This spectacle is the triumph of justice, when we see how, despite the bloody atrocity, a person is acquitted, contrary to the contradiction contained here. Because this acquittal means, first of all, a protest against a policy that has arrogated to itself the right to treat an entire people like slaughtered cattle, even worse, like insensitive stones. This found graphic expression in the moving speeches of the defense, and if, despite the rare unanimity with which the press greeted this verdict, there were objections that judges and juries were influenced by their feelings, then in the insulting nature of this statement was contained a sad misunderstanding of human nature.

After all, the fact that they gave space to feelings in their chests is worthy of high praise, since during all those terrible events we constantly heard that everything was decided from a position of strength, in the interests of the state or out of military necessity, but never with a human heart! Politics or law that is not dictated by the human heart are only false names for cruelty and lust for power. Even if Talaat was firmly convinced that his thoughts were directed only for the good of his country — «love for the fatherland», which imagines itself entitled to commit such terrible atrocities — then evil has nothing to do with the real interests of the peoples, it is not only an ignoble feeling, but a bloody fetish, a crime.”

I was shocked by the closing words of Armin Wegner: “Yes, this injustice was so immense that I can say without hesitation that if it is true that suffering sanctifies a person, then the Armenian people, even if they did not possess stubborn diligence, deep talent and a culture that distinguishes it, if it had that vile character of which its enemies accuse, and even if it did lower deeds than those attributed to it, I say that even then this people would be sanctified for all time – under the crushing power of his endless pain, the pain he endured!